About This Event

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Christopher Ruhm, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia, for a seminar on the extent to which increases in county-level drug mortality rates from 1999 to 2015 are due to “deaths of despair,” characterized by a deterioration in economic conditions. If you would like to read the paper, you can find it here.

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at nchikhale@equitablegrowth.org.